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Zenith Radio – 4K-130… Restored & iPod-Ready!

This is a wonderful example of a very stylized Bakelite table radio. The model number is 4K-130. This cabinet style is commonly called the pancake radio, for obvious reasons ;-)

The overall condition of this set is excellent. The Bakelite case is in fantastic shape with no chips or cracks and just a few very light scratches. It is exceptional to find such a cool looking Bakelite radio in such nice condition. It has the original (hard to find!) Zenith ivory colored knobs.

This receiver covers the AM Broadcast band and picks up several stations. Note that the radio will pick up your locals with a 10-20 foot piece of wire attached to the brown antenna wire. If you’d like me to provide an antenna wire, just ask at time of purchase.

iPod and iPod cord are not included.

Chassis Restoration:

To insure years of safe reliable operation… New polarized line cord installed; paper and wax capacitors replaced with modern polyfilm caps; filter capacitors replaced; RF and IF sections aligned per manufacturers specifications; volume control and tuner parts cleaned and lubricated; all tubes tested and good.

This set has also been converted from Battery Power to AC Line Power. It was originally called a “Farm Radio” for use in rural areas where the electric grid had not yet arrived. The conversion powers the radio as if it were running on its original batteries.

IPod Input:

This radio has an added feature – you can plug your iPod, or other mp3 player, directly into the rear mounted jack. Then just flick the switch to listen to radio programming or your iPod music.

The iPod interface is designed and installed in such a way to have absolute minimum impact on the vintage design of this radio set. The iPod adaptor is located inside the radio and includes an input selector switch; signal mixing; and isolation for absolute safety. From the adaptor, only a couple of wires are used to carry the iPod signal into the vintage tube audio amplifier.

You’ll love the experience of hearing your favorite music through a vintage tube amplifier! Please note: mp3 player and audio connector cord are not included.

Dimensions: 12.5” Wide, 8” High, 6.5” Deep

This radio is warranted to work upon receipt. Due to its 73-year age, no additional guarantee can be given.

This radio will be shipped via UPS. Shipping overcharges will be refunded.

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Zenith Radio iPod Ready Model 4K 130 Restored


  • Vintage item from the 1930s
  • Only ships within United States.
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